Rich Muny has been a tireless advocate for poker rights since passage of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act in 2006. He has successfully organized like-minded poker enthusiasts to work together on many campaigns for poker rights. These efforts led to his being named to the PPA Board of Directors in 2007 and to the role of vice president of player relations in 2011. Prior to being named PPA President, Rich made his living at the tables as a professional poker player. Prior to that, Rich was a mechanical engineer for GE Aviation, where he developed extensive project management, problem solving, and other skills that he brings to his role at PPA.
As PPA President, Rich is responsible for ensuring that the concerns of the player base are always at the forefront of the PPA’s mission and strategic decisions. He is responsible for PPA’s communication of these issues with individual poker players, poker blogs, and all other poker-specific media. He regularly communicates directly with the player base on several online forums under his online handle “TheEngineer” and via phone calls and emails.